Passport Podcast

Host Keith Breitbach explores the world and the people seeking new adventures. We take a global and holistic approach to discovering the tales and lessons learned along the path of life. From hostels to five-star hotels, we venture far and wide from across town to around the world we visit big cities to the smallest villages in the far corners of the planet. Every journey and encounter are important as we seek to discover travel tales that weave stories ranging from the quirky to inspirational, educational, entertaining and informative.
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Feb 19, 2016

What does it mean to hit rock bottom? If you are down and out how low does one have to go before there is nowhere else to go, but up?

For our guest, Manny Fernandez, his life on the mean streets of the East Bay in-between trips to California's Juvenile Detention Centers led to existing one day to the next without much hope for the future or value for life.

After a violent fight over a girl and getting kicked out of his mom's house for the last time, Manny lands back with his drug dealing step-dad, Mike until one afternoon when the Sheriff's Department busts down the door and hauls Mike away to jail. At just 17 years old, Manny finds himself left to squat alone and living in fear that a rival gang would hunt him down and take his life and that of his family. The life of violence, drugs and crime finally catch up with him after a decade of dysfunction and desperation.

Until one night when Manny takes a walk around the block that changes his life forever. Listen to Part 2 to hear how he turns his life around and puts him on the path to redemption.

Manny's compelling personal narrative touches everyone who hears it and part 2 provides an inconcevable yet inspiring message of hope and perseverance that may lead you to reevaluate your trials, tribulations and triumphs along the path of life.

Thanks for Listening and please Like and share this remarkable story.